Huwebes, Agosto 30, 2012

8Q with Toxemia's Corix Baluca

Corix Baluca (Naic, Cavite) -- No Bullshit Zine publisher / Toxemia guitarist, babysitter, drunk

1. Tell us something about yourself, what keeps you busy and what do you do for a living?

Hello Hippie! My Name is Corix Baluca, I write a fanzine called No Bullshit Zine, 1st issue was released last 2003, my last issue was issue #9, I am now preparing and working for my 10th issue to be released early next year, together with its 10th year anniversary (A Decade Of Existence). Watching my son growing up every day, changing his diaper makes me busy, and of cors drinking alcohol is included, I do just a small business that support my son’s need.

2. How/when did you first get involved in the UG scene? Who/what influenced you?

I was fed up by LA 105.9 and head bangers ball on MTV at that time, reading Hit Parader, Kerrang and stuff like that in the early 90’s, Later, It was 1997 or 98 when my friend from Cavite City handed me a Cross Blood Distribution catalogue, at that time while reading the band titles written I was being stunned because the titles are fuckin’ rare! Because I haven’t seen them on worthless magazines I have been reading, until I got/borrowed some zines in 2000 as far as I still remember like; Betloogs, Noisecore zine, Under The Volcano, Scrawlshop, Newskaster, Dead Reckoning etc… Fanzines influenced me a lot, and actually change the way I think about life, a couple of years later, I started my own zine.

3. Tell us about your band, Toxemia, and the music that you play. How/when did you guys start and what are your releases so far?

I play guitar on this band, our music ranges from Death metal to grind, we were formed 2003.

2003 - Sealed with Blood - Tape/Cdr (Jobless Production)
2005 - Death To Us All and Let This Rotting World Empty - Cdr (MortHumain Production)
2006 - No Bullshit Zine Compilation Vol. 1 - 4 - CDR (MortHumain Production)
2006 - Underworld Art Philippine Death Metal Compilation Cdr
2007 - Denial Against Humanity 4 Way Split CDR with: Decrusted, Anus De Satanus and Vomitarium (4Discunt Records)
2007 - Kalawang Records Compilation Vol. 1 "Shattered Silence" CDR
2008 - 3 Ways Split Tape with: Ego Death (Greece), Cripple Slaughter (USA) (Undergrind Production USA) cassette tape only
2012 - Cavite's Beast EP - Pro Cdr/Tape (Mort Humain Production)

4. For someone who plays a sick mix of noise/grind/crust/gore/death, do you think UG music can still outdo this and get any more brutal? What do you think is the next big shitty thing to come?

Yes, as you could noticed, underground music is getting more brutal these days…the next big shitty thing to come would be “BLACKENED EMO” hehe! :)

5. How's it going in the Cavite scene? How/when did it start? Any bands worth mentioning?

Cavite scene in my observation these days is good and I could proudly say, Alive! There are lots of bands here who are active releasing their own materials doing the DIY ethics from Punk, Hardcore to Metal, active bands these days like Pus Vomit, Anal Fissure, Nuclear Punishment, Grind Matador, Censorshit, The Squat, Tsimpayne, Holocaust of the Dead, Flash Elorde, Distorted Anger, Obliteration, State of Calamity, etc. and of corpse my band Toxemia hehe! Fanzine like; Tripalium Zine, Guttural Sickness, Gloryeye, Bangketa, Trencrusher and my very own No Bullshit! :)

When did it start was a very hard question for me, shameful to say, I am not doing my assignment yet, all I know is the band Feud existed in the mid or late 90’s, “This Is Cavite, Not L.A” compilation is quite old now…I’ll update you soon about the Cavite underground history.

6. Tell us about your zine, No Bullshit, and what inspired you to do it? Do you think the internet killed the hard copy zines?

Old zines inspires me lot in doing one, my first goal and purpose is to let people know in my area about the underground thing, but they don’t like it, they prefer a glossy one.

About the internet, yes, I believe, internet killed the paper zines in a way, but I also believe that it’s not the internet’s fault, it’s man’s intellect ideas, so why not use it?, the thing that we think internet killed it because people abuse the internet, kids today are being dependent on it, and don’t care about fanzines anymore, because of those blogs with mp3’s to download, facebook and youtube, whether it is a webzine or a kvlt metal “blog” run by a self proclaim elite metal head, it’s all fuckin’ the same, man! Still run by the internet, I put up a webzine last 2004 because I believe people will get a lot of information in it, to let kids know what underground is all about, that’s the goal in every fanzine in the first place, since internet nowadays is like a necessity already, it has pdf files in every printed issues I release on paper, to print out for themselves, spread without any commercial value, or just keep it on their own collection, because No Bullshit Zine is ANTI COPYRIGHT ever since! But it looks like kids don’t need it anymore as long as there are mp3’s , youtube and facebook to LIKE in every pictures uploaded, the underground feeling wasn’t there anymore that modern day fans could not feel the same way 20 years ago.

7. You've done some pretty ear-splitting compilation albums in the past. Can you tell us about them?

Compilations I’ve made was intended free for No Bullshit Zine issues, it was my small way of helping a band spread their music here and abroad without any commercial purposes.

8. In closing, what are you looking forward to/hoping for in the local scene? Any last words?

The true essence of the underground today wasn’t there anymore, music and gigs are easy to access, what makes that underground? You can be elite by liking cult music on facebook. I just hope that the modern day fans would get off their asses by supporting bands, zines, labels and distros in the underground and buy their merchandise, go watch an underground gig, not just liking and watching it on you tube. Support Fanzines because they are the true medium of the underground.

Thanks a lot Hippie for including me to be part of your amazing project, thanx for believin’ and good luck to your projects!

For info and any underground subject matter:
c/o Corix Baluca
Blk. 14 Lot 11 Villa Apolonia Phase 2
Naic, Cavite 4110 Philippines

20 Sept. '12 Upd8 from Corix Baluca:

9. Why the name "Toxemia," who came up with it? What about "No Bullshit"?

- The name Toxemia was my idea, it's because Toxemia is a one man band originally, hehe became a full band later after a month. I guess, I just saw it on the dictionary or in the internet or something, and I find it cool...hehe! No Story behind it, actually!

-The name No Bullshit was just suddenly prompted up in my mind, because from the name itself it sounded very underground, but after the release of my first and second issue, I start thinking to change the name, because I feels like, there are lots of zines doing this kinda name already, someone told me to search at Yahoo search, and at that time I already started to learn how to fuck this fucking technology, so I tried to search at Yahoo search engine, there’s no google search yet in early 2k, I guess, correct me if I’m wrong, and I haven’t found any related/similar name like mine as a fanzine, so, that motivates me to continue the name, and yeah! Until now!

10. What year did your zine start and how many issues have you published since then?

-I started to write the first issue in 2002, but it was released 2003, I only have 9 issues, my last issue #9 was released 2010, but the 10th issue is currently on the works.

"Blog now, book later. A coffee beer table book by Zernain Villain and friends..." -- The Punkblisher

Lunes, Agosto 27, 2012

DIY Pinoy Zine + Comix Archives #2

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Another State Of Mind #1 ('9X, Mandaluyong-Metro Manila)

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Anti #3 ('98, Davao)

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Chaozine #1 ('00, Taguig-Metro Manila)


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Kardia #1 ('99, Manila)

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Biyernes, Agosto 24, 2012

8Q with Konspirazine's Jep Peligro

Jep Peligro (Biñan, Laguna) -- Konspirazine publisher, music fanatic since 12, all around nice guy

1. Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and what keeps you busy other than music?

Hello Hippie. How are you doing, bro? Thank you for considering myself to be a part of your cool project. I don't think I would be the best person to include on your series of interviews, but I would be more than happy to take part in it and share what little I know. My name is Jeff, I go by Jep Peligro. I was born in Santa Cruz, Manila, and grew up all over Manila and Q.C. Other than being a music fanatic, I keep myself busy with trying to run my own music-related fanzine, a web blog (not web zine, *cough cough*) and in between those, I try to pretend to be a normal human being slaving myself away for the man 7.5 hours a day/ 5 days a week. Thank you so much.

2. So how/when did you get into the scene? Who/what influenced you?

I never imagined there had been an active U.G. scene here in our shores back when I was a kid and collecting tapes from Manila's record/tape stores. In my ignorance, I thought the re-issued TRC tapes I collected (during the mid-90's, mind you) were of bands that were no longer active and altogether ceased existence. Man, was I so wrong. Reading local scene reports and show reviews in the Rock & Rhythm magazines made me aware we had an active, thriving U.G. scene, and that it was myself who was out of touch with this scene. By '96-'97, my elder sister joined a Riot Grrl band [Cherry Bomb], whose sound shifted to a 90's Victory Records-inspired Hardcore style, and from there, my knowledge of the scene grew more. The earliest crew that baptized me more into Hardcore Punk were from Washington, Makati composed of the guys from Dominus Cross. Countless gigs tagging along with those two bands later got me introduced to all these great bands who rounded up the bar scenes (haha), the basketball court gigs, multi-purpose halls, garages, hell, anywhere an open space can accomodate band equipment for a show were all fair game. My influences were all my early mentors in the scene, including the fine fellas at Loads Of Motherhood, Mindrape, Tame The Tikbalang, Resurrected, Gas, Skrewheds, Bulldozed, Milagro/Barrier, Eight Ounce, Children Of The Damned, Homecide (pre-Piledriver), Ground Zero, and almost all of the early Laguna scenesters. That was mostly where gigs were prevalent and I almost always attended their shows there.

3. How did the Laguna scene come about? How is it different from other scenes, say, Manila and other provincial scenes?

Like I mentioned, I wouldn't be the best resoure person to consult as to how the scene, particularly in Laguna, came about, as I pretty much got involved only during the scene's 2nd wave. But if you go into the Laguna scene's history books, you will find out the scene's pioneers were of two excellent, well-respected Hardcore Punk bands by the names of AGGRESSIVE DOG ATTACK and of course, the almighty BIOFEEDBACK. These 2 bands started the ball rolling with playing their brand of music whenever Manila & other provincial scenes invited them over to play gigs, and from there, these crew brought that same DIY attitude back home and began organizing local shows as well. That move spawned the birth of other great Laguna bands like Camote Chunks, New Found Heritage, Social Outrage, they were mostly crews and collectives made up of these above mentioned bands. As well, there were the groups behind these bands such as the Strong South Laguna, Killing Squad crew, Crossxblood crew, Southside Strong Locos, Dare To Care, etc. These were from the lower Laguna areas, not to forget the upper Laguna scenes brewing in the Calamba, to the San Pablo-Los Baños areas, namely the Acid Cow collective, Playground Suicide & such. As you can imagine, we've had plenty enough to keep our little scene growing at a steady pace. Notable bands that came out of this era include Anal Scream, Aberrant, Autumn Willow, B.N.B., Barrier/Milagro, Balance, Before 21, Bent, Bio-Jerks, Brainsalad, Broken Frame, Bubblegum, Charved Neck, C.B.E., Chilidogs, Crackpots, Crimage, Counter Attack, Catacomb, Downgrade, Expendable Youth, Failure Of Truth, Hand-Painted Wall, Holding Hands, Hulk Hogan, Jellyfish Babies, Jolly Pops, Kiddie Corps, Kambing, Life Is Short, Lotus Pride, Mellow Del Prado, Mortus, N.S.P., On A Day Like Today, Outlast, Parkas Atropos, Progression, Rabid Chihuahuas, S.A.W., Sk8 Fags, Space Cow, Spanky, Spenglers, Touchdown, Tons Of Intense, This Was I, Thin Line, Valley Of Chrome, Village Idiots, Whatanoodle, and lots more my memory escapes me.

How is it different from the other scenes? I can proudly say that during the 90's, when the scene was laying dead, Laguna put that spark back and jump-started the dying scene back to life. Look it up in our history books and you'll see that this scene was the first to manage the feat of hosting the first ever DIY tour of a foreign band to our local shores (1995 with punk band All You Can Eat from California, USA), that inspired countless other scenes/crews to follow their lead. We also had the country's first mail-order distro Crossxblood Distribution dubbing foreign lp's, cd's and cassettes into dubbed cassette tapes made easily accessible (Read: sold dirt-cheap) to local kids at local shops and local shows, thus spreading the Hardcore Punk reality to the masses hungry for their fix.No other scene achieved that status during the 90's as far as I recall.

4. How much do you think the local scene has changed in the last 30 years? Why do you think "divisions" still exist? You know, punk vs. hardcore/metal, old school vs. new school.

I honestly couldn't round up the whole 30 years as I have only been observing our scene for the past 16-17 years since I was introduced to it bro. But from what I've seen, the scene we have now couldn't be any better. You have countless, talented bands I can seriously say we could throw in there with the other international acts with pride. A lot of bands have become better musicians and even those are no longer limited to the Metro Manila areas anymore. Although recently, I've observed as well that new kids/bands entering our scene all have it too easy thanks to this age of the interwebs. Sure, we all started from scratch and built our knowledge on the scene by attending countless gigs, collecting zines, interacting with bands we dig, and networking through snail mail and word of mouth, til we satisfied ourselves and learned all we could from such activities, that all has changed now. Kids today have it too easy with Google,Youtube, Facebook and such. I just hope they all put their hearts into it because if you're just a bored kid with nothing better to do, you only make our scene a superficial one and it loses meaning that way. Anyhow, I would not fuckin' encourage it and sure as hell won't allow it.

As far as I'm concerned, these so called divisions no longer exist. That may have been through for the 90's scene, but I've been to alot of shows lately where Metal dominated gigs have a couple of Hardcore bands lined up, and some Hardcore gigs have got a couple of Metal bands lined up too., I don't think these so-called divisions are tolerated much as almost everyone I know from these different scenes all know each other. Of course, there's gonna be that 1 or 2 bands/guys who will insist on having it divided, but don't let it ruin anything for you. They simply need to grow up.

5. What are some of your fondest memories in the scene? Any funny/sad experiences you'd like to share? Anyone/anything you miss?

My fondest memories of the scene are those times I experienced with the Laguna crew back in those "glorious" years of our youth, man, The Crossxblood, Skrewheds, Bulldozed, Barrier & Milagro crews were a crazy bunch and were my "kuya's" in the scene. I miss hanging out with these bunch, countless nights getting drunk at the Crossblood headquarters in Binan, Laguna, watching how those guys operated (dubbing tapes, photocopying foreign zines for local, sell-at-cost distrubution, etc), attending & watching gigs with 30 or more of us in attendance doing the public commutes to and from venues, pooling everyone's money to get by, etc etc. Man, those were fun times, indeed. I hung out with those motherfuckers when I was 16 and all through my teens. Yeah, I've been schooled by the cream of the crop and that's a pride I wear in my sleeve to this day. much love and respect to the Laguna crew.

6. You have a lot of experience as a zine writer and probably one of the very good few who are still at it. Can you say something about the role of zines in the scene, for those who might not be familiar with them?

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Zines are the backbone of our local underground Hardcore & Punk scenes. Forget all the trendy, glossy magazines trying to penetrate our scene (especially Pulp mag and their likes..) Fanzines are our scene's history books. These are done by honest scene fanatics who want nothing more for the scene than to be properly documented and immortalized in their work. We don't have corporate bosses who lick asses of major, multinational, capitalist "sponsors", and don't have to make a trend of a movement led by honest, hardworking bands/people. Simply put, we keep it real, motherfuckers. We are selfish that way, yes. Ask yourself and answer it honestly. If these glossy mags reach a wider audience and our Hardcore Punk bands want in on it because of that lame-ass excuse, isn't it more sensible for these bands to tour their asses off and correspond through snail mail or even the internet to reach these supposedly "wider audience"? Will they say that touring out of pocket is expensive without a glossy mag sponsor? Well, do their understanding of Hardcore Punk translate to living a Hardcore Punk band life the easy way? you tell me. Support your local zines and keep it steady at a grassroots level. Love it or get the fuck out of the underground.

I wasn't born knowing what fanzines are. I learned about it from reading the 90's local music magazine Rock & Rhythm. From there. my interest in zines grew, and helped me dig deeper in my research. Communicate and write your local zinemakers now.

7. In pre-internet days, zines were a big way for kids to learn about new bands, records, gigs, etc. The net has had a huge impact on the scene, as it has on indie music as a whole. How has zine/music culture changed since the rise of the internet/blogs/social networks?

Well for one thing, the internet age has spawned a lot of poser web-log sites ("blogs") since it's advent and that has encouraged the stay-at-home mentality and learn everything you can through the internet type of kids who don't come out to live shows, don't purchase records directly from bands and don't purchase or trade paper zines directly from zinemakers. Good thing or bad, I dunno man. Although the fact remains the internet has made it a hundred times easier to get connected to like-minded individuals halfway across the globe, but only up to a certain extent. The most adverse effect I can see this internet age has on our scene is to make kids more lax and more ungrateful to the pioneers who started the scene they now enjoy. You see all these little fucks claiming punk or hardcore but as soon as you discuss G.I & The Idiots or Wuds or I.O.V. or Betrayed or R.D.A. or Urban Bandits and these little fuckers think you're fuckin' crazy or on drugs. WTF is up with that, mr.Internet, eh? You bring fanzines to sell or trade at shows and these li'l fucker woukd rather purchase their latest band t-shirts that cost 90% more than your zine you just have to grin and bear it. These little fucks have to remember to use the internet to their advantage and not to their enprisonment.

8. Finally, how can we get a copy of your zine? Any websites/stuff you'd like to promote? Shout-outs?

My zines are mostly available in Laguna (Binan-Sta.Rosa) gigs or Quezon City gigs or hell, at any gig I feel like supporting, I mostly bring a bunch for trade/selling. Mail orders are welcome but don't expect a quick reply as I can be a lazy fuck oftentimes. Just send me your mailing address and we could go from there. I have a download blog that ocassionally have excerpts of contents from old issues of my zine I had put out but even that had not been updated for the longest time. So sue me, I don't care. Haha. Kidding aside, it's at Drop me a line there on my chatbox. Please do not stop listening to Biofeedback, ever. Listen to their songs, understand their message (applicable all throughout your life), and enjoy life with them. I did, and still do. They take away the pain and make this shitty life bearable. Communicate and never tire supporting your local zinesters, bands, show organizers, and the fans. DIY by all means necessary. Sincerity, Integrity, Faith & Action! Shout out to my real strength Gighie Bravo, for giving life and love. Cheers Hippie Teenage Anger! Always keep the faith!

Jep Peligro, Konspirazine life & thought fanzine. Binan, Laguna. Music fanatic since I was 12. I love New Wave and that's where it all started, thanks to my cousin JJ and my elder siblings. I ride a trike and a jeep everyday going to and from the corporate penitentiary and I hate the fact that I do that. I'm an all around nice guy according to my mom, but whenever I declare facts I observe within the scene, I lose friends & make new enemies. Such is life. Cheers!

17 Sept. '12 Upd8 from Jep Peligro:

9. Why the name "Konspira Zine," who came up with it? What year did your zine start and how many issues have you published since then?

Back in 1997-1998 I really can't recall bro, I had my own zine (the amateurish Propaganda zine that had a bold print run of at least around twenty copies, ultra-rare even I don't have a copy of it) based out of Makati, where I was residing at that time. During those times I was going up to hang out with the fellas at Binan, Laguna, and it was there that I got to meet and be friends with Treb, who used to do vocals for San Pedro-Binan's Children Of The Damned, before eventually forming Piledriver with the fellas from the old Sta.Rosa City's Homecide who were splitting up around that time. Treb had his own zine back then (Have You Zine Your Life?) and one day we got the idea of joining forces to do a new zine. That was were we got the name Conspirazine from. After our initial first issue, things just kept getting in the way and we were never able to pull off the 2nd issue (all saved on soft drives that had since vanished into oblivion.)

Some interviews were still saved on my email inboxes and some went to heaven. Until Treb eventually went full time vocalist for his band and sometime after relocated to the U.S. for the most part, in early to mid 2000's I went into hibernation mode, missing a lot, I mean really, really lots of shows, activies and all, as I began to get myself counted into the corporate workforce lifestyle. Now, that sucked man.

It was only around late 06-07 I began going back to shows, and by 2009, decided I wanted to get back to my zinewriting duties as I wanted a more focused approach on paper publications covering the real underground and not just those that get mentioned in big name glitter magazines. So far as of press time I've come up with 5 issues on a more or less 12-13 years stretch, yeah that's pretty lame, I know but you have to exclude the decade-long hiatus I went on. I'm now rounding up the latest issue (6) which hopefully, if time and laziness permits, should be out on the streets anytime soon, a month or two perhaps.

"Today a blog, tomorrow a book. A coffee beer table book by Zernain Villain and friends..." -- The Idiotor

Martes, Agosto 21, 2012

8Q with Drastic Noise's John-John Serna

John-John Serna (Taguig, Metro Manila/Cebu) -- Drastic Noise vocals, United Hate recording artist, concert producer

1. So tell us something about yourself, where you are from and such like. How/when did you get into the scene? What/who influenced you?


2. What do you make of the whole 90's scene? How was it different compared to the scene now?


3. What are some of your fondest memories--funny/sad--in the scene? Any person/thing you miss?


4. Tell us about your band Drastic Noise and the "Combabatants of Anarchy" album. How/when did you guys start?


5. How's it going with Aggressive Music Society? How/when did it start? Care to enumerate some of the concerts you guys produced, particularly in the Pateros-Taguig area?


6. What about United Hate Music, how/when did the record label start? Care to give a rundown on the compilation tapes you guys produced? How's the deal with major label Aquarius Records?


7. Let's go back in time. Care to harp on accusations hurled at you by LA105's Ramon "The Doctor" Zialcita and others that you scammed/ripped off people back in the day? You know, taking off with the gig money, tampering tickets, messing band line-ups and all?

[Check out "Concert Organizers From Hell" by Ramon Zialcita (The Doctor)]


8. In closing, what are you looking forward to/hoping for in the local scene? Parting shots? Hate speech?


23 Aug. '12 Upd8 from John-John Serna:


"Blog now, book later. A coffee beer table book by Zernain Villain and friends..." -- The Punkblisher

Lunes, Agosto 6, 2012

8Q with Biofeedback's Reypeace Bravo

Reypeace Bravo (San Pedro, Laguna/Dubai, UAE) -- Biofeedback vocals, Anti fanzine publisher, boardgame maker

1. First off, tell us something about yourself. What hobbies do you have and what do you do in your free time?

Hi there Hippie Commie, thanks for taking time and chat with an old right wing geezer like me, hope everything turns out the way I want to tell ya as i'm not that smart and i'm gonna type my answers to you, to save you the time on retypeing the written shit i' initially plan to just write on a piece of old cigarette pack and just mail to your ass. well, the upside of typing this and sending it by email is that, it'll get to you gaster, the down side of is, I couldn't e-mail you this patches, thses 45's and 15 bars of gold I got from the burj khalifa building plus, Im a slow typist. so there are probably things im thinking right now that will fail to reach the screen as some of the few grey matters working in my poor excuse for an analog brain will be working part time to work the keyboards and the thought I'm actaully putting in the interview...with that out of the way, thanks for the chat! about myself, im what smart people call an introvert, and what dumbass people call a fucking asshole. I'm an asshole to assholes because I dont bend over when people want to fuck me up, instead I show em a bigger dick cut off their snake heads and skull fuck them 24/7 the problem there is that I'm a reserve and quiet person, that makes a lot of bullies think i'm a sweet dish for the next person to fuck around, and then they'd come up to me with their bullshits and I'd tell em to fuck off and we'd be enemies for life, because the dumber the person the longger they keep grudges. the upside about it is that, you dont get fake freinds, you'd get few friends yeah, but you can be sure that they're real and gold as pony boy dying of 3rd degree burn gold. hobbie? i got some, my hobbies are authoring, authoring music, filipino themed boardgames, designing shits, making a zine (just started on another anti zine again after gad knows how long) watching classic john wayne movies, listening to punk, jazz and new wave records, on my free time, (my time when I'm not at work), I do the laundry, cook my food, clean the house, bike outside and take pictures and then bike faster when I'm being chased by people who doesnt want their pictures taken, play men of war assault squad with some insane russian, british punk pals and some of my right wing filipino skinhead buddies, looking at my son's pictures, I also enjoy coffee, cigs, good books, national socialism and falling inlove everyday.

2. Do you recall how your interest in punk/HC started? How/when did you get into the scene and who/what influenced you?

not really, my oldest recollection of punk might be in the marcos era, I have pigmentation the doctors advised my parents not to dye because they've already fucked up with my treatment and o.d. me with anti-biotics theres only 3 of us in dra. fe delmundo's laboratory in the old childrens memorial hospital, they didn't know the cure so they just use us as human guinea pigs, so we left the hospital with part of our head with white scalp, so that means I have to go to school as a kid with stripes of white hairs on my head like frankensteins fuckin bride, the other kids fuck me up and i fuck em up back, often discriminated because I look like a freak and was expalining to other kids about stuff my retired army major uncle taught me at 7 years old like the solar system, tactical ambush using army men and chess in kindergarten, my childhood was basically like that all the way to high school, college and work, punk was just a blessing because it made me look normal, made me look like just another kid who's into the fad of looking like a trick or treater and acting crazy. so thank you hc/punk scene for not getting me intstitutionalised! I got into the scene as soon as TIMES magazine featured the Tribes of Britain and some older kids in my neighborhood starts attending the Brave New World gigs, it was easy to be a punk when I was young, coz it's everywhere and it's not a novelty, you could actually get murdered by the general public for being a baby eating devil worshiping drug injecting punk creature. The music and the good people in punk rock influenced me to live this way and enjoy everyday all the wonderful things that punk rock enrich your life with.

3. How did the Laguna scene start and how is it different from other scenes, Manila especially? Tell us about your influential band, Biofeedback.

The laguna scene probably started way before we started a band, theres a new wave scene there way before there was a punk scene happening, kids from rich families begin going to schools looking like those kids in bagets and soon mutate into people who looks like those vampires in Lost boys, well in our school at least, there were cool bands trashing the place like Human Deploy and Exhumed who came from gang infested neighborhoods and we would hang out to the place where they practice and get our brains blown off with the music, people swapping records, it's all music and shit, the socio political logic in the Laguna scene just came into being in the middle of the 90's when people started reading politically leaning materials from zines and lyric sheets. I think what's different about the Laguna underground is that, the people, they hang out a lot and do less drugs than other scene, that means they interact more as friends on the level, the friendship comes first before the music. we got some bad experience in Manila for being discriminated by punks who knows a lot more punkness than us, and we inspire the younger batch to accept people as they are and let the music and gears be a personal thing. so what if you're grunge, so what if you're an anarcho crust punk? sure you know a ton of anarchist ideas more than this kid listening to pearl jam, but do you know anything about girls? fuck no! so you talk to this kid with the big shirt and big pants and you ask em how can you talk to your crush before everyone in the entire neighborhood fuck her at the back of the fuckin hi-ace every gig. That's fuckin' real life and that how it goes with da south. image wise their not as cool or as and punk as their friends in the city but the level of anti social behavior is the same, the heartaches are the same, and the bruises are the same. and they're on the level, ofcoarse most of the people who get into scene use door entrance no. 3 with the sign “Alternative rock” posted on it but they eventually grew up with a strong sense of buddy support and a great deal of knowing what punk and hardcore is all about and well,... for most people successful in integrating those cool ideals into their lives, into their work and up to their families, now that some of em are moms and dads as well, raising kids that will someday fight the terminators.

4. What about your other projects after BFK: Milagro, Bulldozed, DJ Hooligan, etc.?

After BFK I really had a hard time fitting or playing music with other pals because BFK is like the diabetic shoes of bands, everyone's manner of playing was custom made to let all the musically disabled persons play the music that they want, well except for Andreas which is like the Jim Kelly of guitar playing, so the way our drummer play drums fits the way I play guitar, (If you'd call it playing a guitar) and that goes the same with Honesto's manner of playing the bass which is custom made for the way Cid plays the beats. so everything just collapsed when cid got murdered in a drug related hit and we have to stop the band before more parents get the idea and starts murdering us as well. so as much as we hate drugs, in the end drugs was still the cause of our demise. I'm beginning to think that the Drug cartel in Laguna put a hit on cid because we were campaigning too much against drugs...Bulldozed was supposed to be a hardcore band but it became too hardcore that it became an MS-12 type street gang complete with gang signs and network of killers and drug dealers I have to quit the band when all the members want to replace the black bandana we usually wear to identify someone as a Legion with mickey mouse hats stating that mickey mouse (the old black and white version) Is the real dream transmitted depiction of satan. Milagro was post everything sane and logical but it was the most fun experience i had for a band that didn't release shit but did manage to annoy a lot of academics with it's list of ‘fuck you and let me explain why you suck so much' songs.

5. Tell us about some of your funny/sad experiences in the scene, moments you'll never forget? Any person/thing you'll miss?

So many, but most of em are not band experiences but regular experience with the so many colorful people in punk. Most of em would probably be with Milagro, because Milagro's line up isn't designed to make music anymore but make a complete mess of things, We had Mumoi, Luv, Phusoi, Noel Punxia who friggin I think carry a 9 mm while doing vocals for us and almost killed two annoying jeprox in one of our baguio gigs, We also invited Ron Doubt but he was hospitalised on the way to practice because the band was so fuckin' jinxed. We put more attention to playing Sudden Strike than making music and when we do it's all anti chinese and politically correct academics in the scene that made a lot of people to just put us in one steel container and rocket us to planet purgatory. Plus I fell inlove while i was in Milagro.and it was so fuckin awesome too bad Al Qaeda happened and fucked my lovelife short..Ah yes...I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

6. What inspired you to write? Can you tell us about your zines--Keep Da Faith, the legendary Anti, etc.?

Life...insipire me to write. the celebration of life. because life is not a commodity that we chew and shit to forget each day. I live a life that's mysterious to me, A life i often hate at ground zero only to appreciate and be thankful when I see the bigger picture. these daily miracles, exact science happening all around me and all around people dear to me, I just cant help but celebrate in writing. I don's know, or maybe I write a lot because I don't know how to draw that well. KDF was a HC punk zine much like anti fanzine, i just changed the name in respect to Doggy and Babu whom i'm doing anti with stopped doing Anti. I think I did managed to release a number of issues of KDF in DIY format. right now I'm doing a zine again, and instead of doing another zine and go back to issue no. 1 decided to continue anti fanzine and resume issue no. 9.

7. What about CrossXBlood distro? How has music culture changed since the rise of the internet?

Crossblood distribution started with the concept of equality. sometime somewhere I guess a conversation with Motmot goes into the topic of, hey yo fuck those rich kids with imported records and gears makin social elite groups in an underground that promotes equality and anti-class discrimination. Fuck them coz I'm not rich and they treat me and people like me like shit. yeah, why should they'd be the only kids accessible to good music? Well there are a number of reasons 1 is because it's expensive. and for you to enjoy something expensive it means that you or your parents have a lot of money which we and our parents dont have, we have a lot of problems but not money. too bad you couldn't pay for stuffs with problems. 2. is because it's expensive and imported and 3. is because they can afford to go to other countries and buy expensive and imported records and stuffs and and 99% of most people we know and give a fuck about in the u.g. couldn't afford reason no. 1,2 and 3. so what can we do? Lotto? too sci-fi. Roberry too government like, so we saw one option and that is to pirate everything! Piracy! it's the filipino way! copy those shits and bring everything down to street level cheaper than fucking drugs. so thats exactly what we did. we made copies and made money from everyones score, then we spent the money on ordering more stuffs from abroad and so on until a lot of kids no matter which school they crawled out from are now accessible to the same music, they just heard from their wealthy punk pals but couldn't take home. then the internet came and cool! everyones accessible to music now! so i guess theres no reason for us to do the distro anymore...unless we want to turn it into a full blown record company you know with recording studios with a liquor bar and rotating waterbeds with drug dependent cannibal women chained to the floor assigned to suck our dicks while we make 24 track recordings of Ressurected and ADA...but then again, neither me or motmot can afford that shit so at some point we stopped doing the distro until people with more smarts like Take 4 and MYO do distros that actually makes sense. I might be wrong but I feel that (I dont even think about it, just feel that the internet has made the notion of subculture more accessible it has slightly devalued it.

8. What's your opinion on the state of the local scene today? Do you consider it healthier now than it was when you played in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s? Any parting words?

I dont know about it's health, but the PI scene today sure are getting more touring bands than we had during the 80's and 90's, everyone's accessible to online media and literature and we couldn't say that punks today are misunderstood because everyone can just google what the fuck you are today, Why does he look and act that way? Google “guy with red mohawk, black red patch” aha! he is what is called a crust punx bla bla bla..big deal...fuck him anyway.” Message Friend CC: 48 other normaloid friends” Hey Friend, you know that new kid in school hippie, he's a crust punx check out this links this is what he believes... and this is what they think of us beautiful people, sick right? He's asking you if you'd like to watch a movie with him right? fuck him! just go with that varsity player to an R&B concert! = 47 Likes. in between sets people don't really talk to eachother anymore but check their Facebook status on their mobile phones. Is that healthier? maybe yes maybe not. My parting words might just as well be....RECLAIM.

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